A TYCOON planning a controversial home in the New Forest and the new owner of Bournemouth Airport figure in the latest list of Britain’s wealthiest people.

They join the local names behind such ventures as Lush, Churchill Retirement Living, New Look and Haskins.

Jim Ratcliffe, 65, took first place in the Sunday Times Rich List, up from 18th last year, with a fortune estimated at £21.05billion. His wealth was up 266 per cent on last year.

The chief executive of chemicals company Ineos, he spent six years persuading the New Forest National Park Authority to allow him to develop a two-hectare site at Thorns Beach, near Beaulieu, before winning permission last August.

Clinton and Spencer McCarthy and their father John are at number 213 on the list, down from 207 last year. Their estimated worth is up £30million to £635m.

Clinton, 53 and Spencer, 52, run Churchill Retirement Living, which they set up as a builder in 1994 before specialising in retirement accommodation in 2000. Their father John, 78, co-founded McCarthy & Stone in 1977.

Sir Peter Rigby, 74, the Midlands-based businessman whose Rigby Group bought Bournemouth Airport last December, is at number 216 (down from 209), worth £625m (up £25m).

Ray Kelvin, 62, who founded the Ted Baker brand and owns Bournemouth’s Hilton Hotel, is at number 244 (up from 268), worth £522m (up £54m).

He set up Ted Baker as a single shop in Glasgow in 1987. He told a Bournemouth audience last year that he had invested £80m in the town’s Hilton and THIS Workspace in the Daily Echo building.

James Benamor, 40, founder of Bournemouth’s Amigo Loans, is at number 337 (down from 315), with a fortune unchanged at £380m. He has taken a step back to focus on family life but remains chief executive of the Richmond Group.

Tom Singh, 68, founder of Weymouth-based New Look, and his family are at 344 (down from 313), worth £370m (up £15m).

He still owns 10 per cent of the fashion retailer and has stepped back into an active role following falling sales.

Mark and Mo Constantine, who co-founded Lush in Poole High Street, are at number 427 (up from 534), with their estimated wealth up £78m to £290m. The couple, 65 and 64, are the 32nd wealthiest married couple on the list .

Their stake in the global, ethical cosmetics brand is said to be worth £280m.

Rupert Martin, of Gillingham-based lighting company Dextra, is at joint number 582 on the list (up from 793) with £200m (up £60m).

The 69-year-old bought Exmoor’s Lillycombe Estate, a prime game-shooting site, last year.

Also at joint 584 (down from 567) is Dorset-born, US-based technology expert Jonathan Reeves, with his worth unchanged at £200m.

Warren Haskins and his family are at 892 (down from 875), with their fortune up £3m to £128m. They own Haskins Garden Centres and Mr Haskins, 69, sold Hobbycraft for £100m in 2010.

Landowner Sir George Meyrick, 77, is at 900 (down from 868), with his fortune up £1m to £127m. He owns large parts of Bournemouth, as well as interests in Wales.